25 Women Poised to Lead the Culture in 2014


Helen Oyeyemi

Oyeyemi’s third novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, is among my favorite new releases for this year already. A retelling of the Snow White fairy-tale that focuses on race, it’s a sensitive, intelligent treatment of a subject most fiction still sidesteps. Fans of Adichie’s Americanah who also like a little fantasy in their coffee will be enchanted, I think.